Sarah Jansen

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Cleavage-stage embryos have an absolute requirement for pyruvate and lactate, but as the morula compacts, it switches to glucose as the preferred energy source to fuel glycolysis. Substrates such as glucose, amino acids, and lactate are moved into and out of cells by facilitated diffusion. In the case of lactate and pyruvate, this occurs via(More)
Ex vivo two-cell mouse embryos deprived of glucose in vitro can develop to blastocysts by increasing their pyruvate consumption; however, zygotes when glucose-deprived cannot adapt this metabolic profile and degenerate as morulae. Prior to their death, these glucose-deprived morulae exhibit upregulation of the H+-monocarboxylate co-transporter SLC16A7 and(More)
Concurrent with compaction, preimplantation mouse embryos switch from the high pyruvate consumption that prevailed during cleavage stages to glucose consumption against a constant background of pyruvate uptake. However, zygotes exposed to and subsequently deprived of glucose can form blastocysts by increasing pyruvate uptake. This metabolic switch requires(More)
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